CPD Workshops

Day One - 22nd November

10.00 Skills Development in Scotland: Increasing Employability

Speaker:

Peter Campbell, Learning & Skills Executive, JB Management (Scotland) Ltd

10.50 Innovating & Inspiring the Future Generation 

  • Is the construction industry fit to inspire generation Z?

Speaker:

Stephen Good, CEO, Construction Scotland Innovation Centre

11.40 Opportunities to Do Things Differently

  • New and emerging markets
  • Addressing latent demand
  • Creating places that work

Speaker:

Petra Biberbach, Chief Executive, PAS

12.30 Digital Asset Management to Support Infrastructure Decommissioning

Speaker:

Chris Conroy, BIM Manager, Arcadis

13.20 Making the Most of PR

  • How organisations in the built environment sector can make the most of PR
  • What are the benefits of this
  • Top tips on using PR to achieve your goals
  • Where it most often goes wrong
  • Examples of good practice that apply to large and small organisations

Speakers:

Lesley Ferguson, Communications Director, Perceptive Communicators

Candace Watermeyer, PR & Social Media Manager, Perceptive Communicators

14.10 Developing Skills and Training in Construction

  • Community benefits and the client-based approach
  • CITB training groups and the supply chain engagement
  • CITB funding

Speakers:

John Keenan, Partnerships Manager, CITB

Barry Dawson, Local Manager, CITB

Laura Stoddart, Advisor, CITB

15.00 Social Enterprise - Addressing the Skills Shortage

  • Making CSR an integral aspect of your business strategy
  • Developing a “not for profit” business, Constructing Futures, to run alongside your existing business
  • Utilising the knowledge base Contract Scotland possesses for the benefit of those furthest removed from the workplace
  • How can you satisfy CSR clauses in the tender process?

Speaker:

Colin Woodward, Chairman, Contract Scotland

15.50 Effective Use of Social Media in Construction

  • How to reduce overall marketing expenditure
  • Selling houses through Facebook
  • Have 1 - 2 - 1 automated conversations with your defined audience 
  • How can you be GDPR compliant from May 2018?

Speaker:

Dael Links, Social Messaging Operations Manager, Digitonic

16.30 Close of Workshops

Day Two - 23rd November

10.00 Total Fire Engineering through Design, Construction and Management

  • The Arup philosophy of total fire engineering and its contribution to a holistic fire safety approach
  • The value of the fire engineer
  • Contribution to design tools to a fire engineered design
  • Fire safety through the construction process
  • Fire safety engineering in the operational building

Speakers:

Chris Macdonald, Engineer - Fire Engineering, Arup

Cameron Aitchison, Engineer - Fire Engineering, Arup

10.50 What Do Our Clients Really Want?

  • Where should we focus our efforts?

  • What are our key priorities?

Speaker:

Ian Heptonstall, Director, Supply Chain Sustainability School

11.40 Scotland’s Collaborative Construction Maker Space

  • Hear how the digitally driven construction agenda will help solve industry’s strategic challenges
  • See what rapid prototyping, visualisation, robotics, offsite construction and BIM could do for your business
  • Hear about how other organisations have innovated – and the benefits
  • Find out about how to access expertise, funding, facilities and training – and join a collaborative community

Speaker:

Rohan Bush, Business Relationship Manager, Construction Scotland Innovation Centre

12.30 The Well-Building Standard

  • Healthy materials
  • The importance of biophilic design
  • Improving indoor air and water quality
  • Designing for human comfort
  • Acoustic soundscapes and design
  • Monitoring environmental performance
  • Circadian lighting systems and lighting for people

Speaker:

Mariana Trusson, Associate Director, Cundall

13.20 Natural Cement - The Industry's Best Kept Secret

Speaker:

Phil Richardson, Director, Natural Cement

14.10 The Modern Timber House in the UK

Speaker:

Peter Wilson, Director, Timber Design Initiatives Ltd.

15.00 An Open Mind to Heritage

  • An overview of Glasgow's Historical Built Environment
  • Case studies from past work which highlight the opportunities and benefits of working with and reusing historical buildings in the city

Speakers:

Michael Goodger, Traditional Skills Officer, Glasgow City Heritage Trust

Gemma Wild, Heritage Outreach Officer, Glasgow City Heritage Trust

15.50 Close of Workshops